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Young Strategic Leaders Professional Development Workshop 2011

  • 22 Sep 2011
  • 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • National Ballroom Realm Hotel


  • Please register your interest. here. Successful applicants will be sent an invitation and payment organised then. The Cost will be $110 for individuals and $75 for paid members and full time students.

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Kokoda Foundation

Professional Development Workshop

Defining Strategy

Thursday 22 September 2011
National Ballroom, Hotel Realm , ACT

Our professional development workshop is designed primarily for participants in our Professional Development and Training Program and for Young Strategic Leaders.  From the basis of their experience, our speakers will focus on the question, "What is strategic thinking?".  We will explore how the concept of strategy and strategic thinking is changing and if it is a result of the impact of ubiquitous mobility and a 24 hour media cycle.  We will also discuss the impact of technology/social media on the brand of the individual.  We have asked our speakers to tell stories and to share vignettes on the successes and pitfalls of their own careers,

The workshop will be facilitated by the Kokoda Foundation Board of Directors and senior American guests.   As numbers are limited, priority will be given to Young Strategic Leaders who are also Kokoda

Date:   22 September 2011
Hotel Realm Canberra
Extra session added 0830-1200
$110 for individuals
$ 75 for members and full time students

Key speaker

Wallace “Chip” Gregson

Lieutenant General Wallace “Chip” Gregson (USMC, Ret.) most recently served as the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Asian and Pacific Security Affairs. Previously, he served as Chief Operating Officer for the United States Olympic Committee, then as an independent consultant before entering Government in 2009.

From 2003 to 2005, he was Commanding General of the Marine Corps Forces Pacific and Marine Corps Forces Central Command, where he led and managed over 70,000 Marines and Sailors in the Middle East, Afghanistan, East Africa, Asia and the United States.From 2001 to 2003 he served as Commanding General of all Marine Corps forces in Japan, where he was awarded the Japanese Order of the Rising Sun, the Gold and Silver Star, and the Korean Order of National Security Merit, Gukseon Medal. Prior to his time in Japan he was Director of Asia-Pacific Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense from 1998 to 2000.

Lt.Gen. Gregson is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations; the Pacific Council on International Policy; the International Institute for Strategic Studies; the U.S. Naval Institute; and the Marine Corps Association. His civilian education includes a Bachelor's degree from the U.S. Naval Academy, and Master's degrees in Strategic Planning from the Naval War College.

Other Senior U.S. participants (accepted or replies pending)

Dr James Clad
Distinguished Research Fellow
Institute for National Strategic Studies
National Defense University

Dr Andrew Krepinevich
Centre for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments
Washington DC

Thomas Mahnken
Professor of Strategy
Jerome Levy Chair of Economic Geography and National Security Strategy & Policy
Naval War College

Dr James Przytsup
Senior Research Fellow
East Asia & Pacific
National Defense University

Dr Stanley Roth
Boeing Corporation

Please note that all applications to attend the Closed Workshop will be reviewed by the Board of the Kokoda Foundation, which retains absolute discretion on whether individual applications are accepted. If you would like to seek special consideration to attend this workshop please contact the Kokoda Foundation Manager.

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